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Designer Sale Top Picks

What works better than my morning coffee? Knowing that my favorite boutique Shopbop is having a two-day special sale now: extra 25% off all sales with code SALE25! Below are my top designer picks that I have my eye on for a long time. Good luck!

Shopbop top sale picks, featured: 1. HELMUT Helmut Lang Linen Slub Twill Blazer, 2. Splendid Miami Stripe Long Sleeve Tee,  3. Current/Elliott The Stiletto Jeans, 4. Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel, 5. Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag,  6. Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Mini Cross Body Bag,  7. Alexander Wang Anjelika High Heel Sandals,  8. Madewell Leather Zipcode Booties,  9. Sam Edelman Gigi Snake T Strap Sandals

1. Helmut Lang blazer
2. Splendid stripe tee
3. Current/Elliott jeans (or this pair!)
4. Rebecca Minkoff Cupid satchel
5. Alexander Wang Diego bag (the iconic duffel is also on sale)
6. Rebecca Minkoff Skylar cross body bag
7. Alexander Wang Anjelika heel sandals
8. Madewell booties
9. Sam Edelman T strap sandals

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Fresh Summer Looks: White Blazer & Colorful Dress

How to wear a white blazer; colorful office outfit idea; how to wear colored dress; wedding guest outfit ideas; how to wear strappy sandal;  On Reese Witherspoon: Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer XL’ 54mm Sunglasses, Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Satchel Bag, White, Rebecca minkoff Dane Bandana Print Skirt,Chloé bi-colour sandal,J Brand Ready-to-Wear Combo white Jacket/blazer, gold earrings, layered necklaces;green blue dress, white ankle strap sandal, gold cuff, valentino brown bag.  On Reese Witherspoon:J Brand Ready-to-Wear Combo white Jacket/blazer,blue green dress, white ankle strap sandal, gold cuff, valentino brown bagPhotos: Reese Witherspoon; Courtesy of stylebistro.comjustjared.com.

Last time, we shared two ways to style a white blazer: one is bold, another is laid-back chic. If neither fit you, today’s looks you will surely love: two girly, sweet outfits from American’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon.

Although she is already a mother-of-three, her looks always have a youthful, girly and optimistic flair. She knows her strength and what suits her best:

Start from the blazer, this particular one on her has a mix of subtle textures: twill, satin and leather (yes! the notched lapels are beautifully made of smooth white leather!) which give the whole look a luxurious, elegant and fashionable vibe.

White blazer creates the perfect canvas for beautiful bright colors. The fresh red printed skirt and blue dress on her are perfect for warm weather. To highlight her lean legs, she chose above-knee versions, with nude sandals, the total look is leg-elongating.

For women about her age, I would say don’t be afraid to try above-the-knee length skirt/dress, as long as you choose age-appropriate patterns/colors, and keep your arms covered with a cardigan or a well-tailored jacket.

Last but not least, accessories are great to keep up with trends without being overdone, like the white IT bag, safety chain cuff, strappy sandals and layered necklaces you see on the star.

How to wear a white blazer; colorful office outfit idea; how to wear colored dress; wedding guest outfit ideas; how to wear strappy sandal;  On Reese Witherspoon: Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer XL’ 54mm Sunglasses, Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Satchel Bag, White, Rebecca minkoff Dane Bandana Print Skirt,Chloé bi-colour sandal,J Brand Ready-to-Wear Combo white Jacket/blazer, gold earrings, layered necklaces;green blue dress, white ankle strap sandal, gold cuff, valentino brown bag. Alternatives:  James Perse plain white Tee,    Ray-BanOriginal Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses,  Alicia Marilyn Designs Long gold and crystal necklace,  stella & dot Demi Layering Necklace ,

Jacket: J Brand (also here; similar here & here)
Top: James Perse (similar here)
Skirt: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale! similar here)
Shoes: Chloé (great alternative here & here)
Bag: Proenza Schouler (also here; on sale here! )
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Necklaces: Alicia Marilyn Designs long necklaceStella & Dot layering necklace

How to wear a white blazer; colorful office outfit idea; how to wear colored dress; wedding guest outfit ideas; how to wear strappy sandal; On Reese Witherspoon:J Brand Ready-to-Wear Combo white Jacket/blazer,blue green dress, white ankle strap sandal, gold cuff, valentino brown bag  Alternatives:  Diane Von Furstenberg Julissa blue dress,  Steve Madden REALOVE two strap sandals,   Botkier Valentina Satchel,  Tom Ford 'Jennifer' 61mm Oval Frame oversize Sunglasses,  Safety gold Chain Cuff,  Another Line 'Updated' colored Skinny Patent Belt,

Jacket: J Brand (also here; similar here here)
Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg (50% off; similar here & here)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Botkier Valentina
Sunglasses: Tom Ford
Belt: Another Line
Cuff: Safety Chain Cuff (great style here & here)

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Modernize Your Stripes

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Photos: Diane Kruger & Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of instyle.comstarstyle.com.

Since Coco Chanel introduced Breton stripes to the fashion world, this print has become part of fashion history. This year, thanks to top designers like Marc Jacobs, this classic pattern takes major role again. Trends don’t simply repeat themselves, so let’s take a hint from today’s featured ladies above, learn how to give classic stripes a modern and unexpected twist in three simple ways:

Mix it with another on-trend print, either botanical patterns like this Balmain printed pants on Anja Rubik, or dynamic leopard print like those on Diane Kruger & Olivia Palermo above. The key to mixing prints is making sure they are in the same color family and with similar proportions. They should complement each other rather than compete.

Brighten up the monochrome look with a pop of color: For black/white striped clothing, try bright red, sunny yellow or cobalt blue; For blue/white stripes, since blue is a primary color, the other two primary colors yellow and red will complement it very well.

Last but not least, finish the look with modern or unexpected accessories. The menswear inspired Oxford, like that on Olivia Palermo, is a great example. If that’s not your thing, an oversized metal watch, leopard sunglasses or of-the-moment pumps will keep your ensemble up-to-date without looking overdone.

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Dress: Dorothy Perkins (great style here; the designer version on Kruger is by Preen)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (reminiscent of Chanel 2.55, with a fraction of the cost!)
Shoes: Söfft (also here; $40 here)
Watch: Michael Kors (gold version here)
Belt: Cole Haan

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Top: Oasis (great buy here & here)
Skirt: Tibi
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (featured here)
Shoes: Munro (also available here; $60 here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker (similar here)
Bracelet: Reiss